Today I have a bit of flash fiction from author Tom Leveen, author of new book Sick and celebrator of World Zombie Day! This is a fantastically gruesome story which can be followed via a number of different blogs, on this post is the fourth part of the tale; if you have come here from one of the other blogs skip the list below to read the story, under that banner there!
If you haven’t read the others please do visit these blogs in this order:
1. Wondrous Reads
2. Sister Spooky
3. Reading under the Willow Tree
Great strips of skin got stretched and torn from shoulders and backs, scalps pulled off like raw, floppy sunhats. The spectators, at last catching on that something—though they didn’t yet know what—was awfully, awfully wrong, began trying to leave the immediate area, only to be stymied by temporary barricades designed, ironically enough, for crowd control.
The zombies smashed into them from the street, where they’d left the carnage of made-up amateur actors behind. Bodies of the elderly and the very young lay trampled to death by flustered, uncertain, and terrified trapped spectators who fought and clawed nearly as much as the undead in their effort to escape.
Read on for the rest of the story:
Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead as a group of unlikely allies tries to survive a deadly outbreak in a locked-down high school
Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits, the troublemakers — the ones who jump their High School’s electrified fence to skip school regularly. So when the virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving.
The virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily. In other words: Zombies. The whole school goes on lockdown and the military surrounds the fence, and Brian and his best friend Chad are safe (and stuck) in the theatre department — far from Brian’s sister, Kenzie and his ex-girlfriend with a panic attack problem, Laura. Brian and Chad, along with some of the theatre kids who he’d never given the time of day before, decide to find the girls and bring them to the safety of the theatre. But it won’t be easy and it will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates. In a world turned upside down, who exactly are the real monsters?
Following on from the story if you want to catch an awesome party I am giving away tickets to an exclusive over 18’s Zombie party on World Zombie Day, which falls this following Saturday in London:
World Zombie Day: London attracts thousands of zombies each year to grown and shamble through Central London in aid of the charity St Mungo’s. The zombie horde will gather at an undisclosed location then make its way around a pre-arrange route, calling at popular London landmarks. The After-Life party in the evening is a coveted affair taking place at several venues including a very spooky church! Lots of bands and DJs will be playing and the undead will be up all night dancing… or swaying begrudgingly at least. Taking place on the 12th October – For your chance to win enter your details in the box below. Giveaway ends at 5pm on Wednesday 9th October and I will email the winner the codes to download your tickets. Please note that under 18s will not be admitted to the after party!